This post is going to cover 3 main topics:
1) My exam
To those that do MCQs and, like me, tend to forget some parts of certain formulae, here is a nifty trick. For example, in my exam yesterday I had a calculation that involved the following formula:
Boring, right? A regular snoozeathon, but, we do what we gotta do. So, I did not remember how to calculat SQ, but I knew what SP was, definately, so, I employed the sweet process of elimination, and divided the answers by SP, whatever gave me a whole number, that was the answer! Ingenious, yes, I agree!
After signing in, they give you a clipboard with a paragraph that you must write word-for-word and sign, basically stating that you will not copy the questions (in your memory as you cannot take external papers out of the exam session) and distribute them to people. Hilarious, I studied mostly from questions written by other people, past exams etc. its a moot point on their behalf.
Now, I took my papers and headed upstairs to the examination room. First, I was asked to empty my pockets, what did I have? Wallet, keys, ipod, mobile, the usual. Switch off your mobile phone. Check. Take off your watch, wait, what? Its my good luck charm! No, can't go in. Fine. Anything else? No. Turn your pockets inside out, pat your back pockets (I literally slapped my own heinie to her satisfaction), I was like, WTH? Lady, Guantanamo showed more respect than this!
Now, I can live with all that happened above, but what came next really glazed my donuts. I am a compulsive gum-chewer, have been ever since I left highschool, and for the past 8 years, I have probably been Wrigley Extra's best customer. So, naturally, I took a pack in with me. Lady goes no, you cant take that in, no food or drink allowed. So I took out two tablets, popped one in, and pocketed the other. Guess what? She says no, you cant keep it in your pocket. So here is the hypocrisy, I can chew the gum, but I cant take it in, WTH #2.
Now, I am the luckiest son of a gun I know, and I would say that yesterday I put my luck to the limit. After reaching the 30 questions mark, I realised that 1 hour had washed away, and I was panicking, so when a question came up with plenty of numbers, I just lucky guessed it. After the first 3 hours, I was sure I would fail the MCQs, and would not be eligible for the essays. I was surprised to say the least when the essay questions popped up! Now it will take 6 weeks for my results to come in, wish me luck people! Dinner on me for all who wish me well if I pass! And I am a man of my word.
So, rant #3. Bearwith me please, we are almost there:
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